According to LA Times, a news anchor named Mark Mester on KTLA got a little too comfy when he veered away from the script segment in which he criticized the station’s handling of his co-anchor Lynette Romero’s untimely departure.
The station’s general manager, Janene Drafs; announced the firing with a brief speech during a meeting in the newsroom around 1:15 pm: “Mester is no longer at KTLA5,”employees of the station told The Times on Thursday.
Moreover, last week the station announced that Romero, a longtime anchor of its popular weekend morning show; had left the station without a proper ‘goodbye’.
“After nearly 24 years, Lynette Romero, our friend Lynette, has decided to move on from anchoring our weekend morning news,” Pete Saiers, the stations news director wrote in a statement that was read by entertainment reporter Sam Rubin during a segment on Sept. 14.KTLA
The Station Already Has Replacements Lined Up
So who takes Mark Mester and Lynette Romero’s place, you ask? Looks like Megan Telles and Pedro Rivera will be heading the weekend morning broadcast moving forward.